Just got a late night email from John saying that they caught some big fish on the Blackfoot today. He reported that there were plenty of bugs in the air, but it sounds like double bead stones and streamers were the order of the day. Not sure which section he was on, but it sounds like a good option.
A couple of our guides mentioned that the Bitterroot has been a little tough the past couple days, but it has dropped pretty heavily recently, so it will be interesting to see if it becomes a better option here very soon.
Rock Creek has been fishing well, but was a little tougher yesterday than it had been. John floated on the upper reaches and the rises to dries were sporadic. Not only that, but many of the fish were splashing onto the dry flies, leading to foul hooks. There are a lot of caddis up here in the afternoon/evenings and the golden stone is still a good bet. Look for some green drakes and we have heard some PMD’s, as well.
We had a guide on the Clark Fork above town recently and it was pretty good fishing for him with rubber leg stones, prince nymphs, etc. They didn’t have much action on top. We have had some folks coming into the shop having good luck with the evening caddis hatch on the Clark Fork below town.
Thank you for checking in. We’ll keep doing our research. It’s had work, but somebody has to do it.